Research involving Western Carolina University’s Mosquito and Vector-Borne Infectious Disease Facility is aiding the fight against mosquito-spread La Crosse encephalitis in Western North Carolina and gaining recognition in a publication of the Centers for Disease Control.
Someone currently enrolled at WCU will go on to have a significant career in the leadership of a major American company, predicts one of the country’s leading businessmen.
Susan Martin, an adjunct faculty member in Western Carolina University’s School of Art and Design, is the recipient of a North Carolina Arts Council Artist Fellowship Award for her photography.
Clare Twomey, a British artist, researcher and curator, will lecture on “Producing Production: Craft as an Action” on Wednesday, Oct. 31, in the John W. Bardo Fine and Performing Arts Center.
A special screening of the cult classic, “The Rocky Horror Picture Show,” will take place at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 31, in Western Carolina University’s John W. Bardo Fine and Performing Arts Center.
Patrick Brannon, the outreach education specialist at Highlands Biological Station, has been named environmental educator of the year by the Environmental Educators of North Carolina organization.
Alumni from all over will be converging in Cullowhee as the university celebrates Homecoming 2018 with the theme 'Building a Legacy.'
Jennifer Le’An Yoe-Gaddy, a graduate student receiving her master’s degree in social work, was the featured speaker for the 2018 Graduate School Commencement on Friday, May 11. The Weaverville resident spoke to her fellow graduating students about the circuitous route she took in earning her associate and bachelor’s degrees and said she had intended to speak to them about how to persevere in life. “We all have our stories,” she said. “Our stories, and the stories of all the graduates in this room, are certainly all unique, but undoubtedly we share one vital characteristic. We have grit, and it is your possession of this characteristic that is worthy of a sincere congratulations this evening.”
Western Carolina University’s next First Thursday Old-Time and Bluegrass Series event will feature folklorist, storyteller and musician Lee Knight performing at MadStone Café and Catching Light Books.